The Creative Arts Division provides diverse opportunities for personal enrichment and professional expression. With programs focusing on musical, visual and written forms of expression, coursework in this division can be used for both graduate study preparation and an adjunct to a pre-professional sequence.
The music major is also available for Secondary/Middle School Certification.
Creative Arts Faculty
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Karl Elder's classrooms are a dynamic and inspiring place for learning. A member of Lakeland's faculty since 1979, Karl's award-winning approach has been affectionately described by former...Read more about Karl Elder
Mr. Jeff Elzinga, General Studies Division Chair and Professor of Writing, began at Lakeland in 1980. He also directs Lakeland's Malawi Teacher Education Program. A fiction writer, Elzinga is...Read more about Jeff Elzinga
Janet L. Herrick, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Lakeland College, is a graduate of Pennsylvania's Mansfield University (B.S. Music Education/Trumpet) and Texas Christian...Read more about Janet L. Herrick
Arthur T. Johnson, D.M.A. is Associate Professor of Music and the chair of the Creative Arts Department at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where he oversees the keyboard and theory...Read more about Arthur T. Johnson
A celebrated director and champion of the theatre, Charlie Krebs' courses have become favorites among Lakeland students for their energy and enthusiasm. A member of Lakeland's faculty since 2007,...Read more about Charles Krebs
Mr. Nate Lowe, Assistant Professor of Writing, holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho. He joined the faculty in 2007. Lowe is currently working on a collection of essays...Read more about Nathan Lowe
John McKenzie is an Instructor of Communication at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. At Lakeland, McKenzie heads the Communication program and teaches a variety of communication courses at all...Read more about John McKenzie
Dr. Russell T. Pettitt is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. At Lakeland, Dr. Pettitt conducts the Concert Band, directs Muskie pep...Read more about Russell Pettitt
Ms. Denise Presnell-Weidner, Associate Professor of Art, joined the faculty in 1989. She is a professional painter, printmaker and pastel artist. Presnell-Weidner's has been featured in numerous...Read more about Denise Presnell-Weidner
Dr. Martin Ulrich, Associate Professor of German and Music, has been teaching for the college since 1983. Ulrich holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.Read more about Martin Ulrich
Mr. William Weidner, Associate Professor of Art, joined the faculty in 1989. He is an award-winning painter whose repertoire includes work with drawing and design. Additionally, Weidner composes,...Read more about William Weidner